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FOX
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
their work as mentors. >>> the pentagon has started sending pink slips to thousands of temporary workers. these are part of a budget cut that takes place in march. the pentagon's civilian work force has 46,000 employees but it's not yet known just how many are being laid off. >>> the commerce department says that although new home sales cooled off in december, the annual figure for last year was the best since 2009. builders sold 363,000 new homes in 2012 that's an increase of 20%. and it's the first annual gain since 2005. >>> a new update today on the health of giant's fan bryan stow. we'll táel you why it will rally support. >>> and the right to play. what the white house did today to make sure all children even if they have a disability are treated fairly when playing on sports teams. >>> the family of bryan stow, the giant fan severely beaten at a dodger game released an update on his health that has left his friends and supporters shaken. stow's family says he is back in the hospital with a blood clot. robert handa live now in san jose with how loved ones are taking the ne
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
dying together. >> reporter: and so the pentagon announced today that women will now be allowed to serve in direct combat roles. the new policy lifts a 1994 ban. >> not everybody is going to be able to be a combat soldier but everybody is entitled to a chance. >> reporter: women already make up 15% of the one and a half million active duty military people. more than 150 have died in afghanistan and iraq. a congresswoman was a helicopter pilot who lost both of her legs. >> america's daughters just as capable of defending as the sons. >> reporter: under the new policy women will be able to be a part of infantry units if they meet the physical requirements. >> physically i think it'll be really hard. women aren't built the same way as men. i think there is going to be a lot of discrimination. >> reporter: units will have the opportunity to seek waivers to stop women from taking certain jobs but they have to be approved by the defense secretary. a vast majority support women but there are critics. a young soldier told abc that women are designed to love and nurture men are designed to
FOX
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
fight for women's equality in the military. the groundbreaking decision overturns the 1994 pentagon rule that restricts women from combat roles. zoe is a retired naval commander who gained national headlines when she came out as a lesbian and successfully fought the military's effort to discharge her. >> we're treated as second- class citizens. >> reporter: last year, the aclu filed a lawsuit against the defense department challenging the policy that prohibited women from serving in ground combat. >> it's one of the last remaining ways in which the federal government officially discriminates against women just because they're women. >> reporter: there appears to be one loophole. the decision gives the military until 2016 to speak special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women. >> it doesn't mean that women have access to all the positions that were previously closed off. we'll have to think about what that means in terms of our lawsuits. >> reporter: some combat positions may open to women as soon as this year. others, such as navy seal's, may take long
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
official order right after the announcement today at the pentagon. they will open up more than 200,000 front line jobs to women that means more opportunities for the advancement and higher pay for female officers. these changes, they will not come overnight as the new policy will be fazed in for the next three years, but it represents a major shift. most women in the military strongly support the new policy as did most of the civilian women i met with today at the vietnam memorial. >> i think it's a fair thing as we wanted equal rights, we're getting our equal rights. this means that they could serve in higher cacity in generals and colonels and leading our army. i know that a woman could do the job. clearly not everyone feels that way. i was a little surprised. >> interesting. i look forward to that. thank you, kristin. >> and the national federation will be investigating reports that they clipped wings. this is the scene just a couple hours ago as they belonged to the united airline. and one was parking at the gate, the other pulling into the gate. one of the planes were empty. they
CBS
Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
women in the military. the announcement coming from the pentagon that will open up thousands of new roles for female soldiers and sailors. >> send us your best 49er photos. we see a lot of people doing their best kaepernicking. send them to news@kpix.com or upload them to cbssf.com. we'll put them on tv. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. cost of chicken wings. a onwide shortage is d >>> the cost of everything super bowl is going up including the cost of chicken wings. a nationwide shortage is driving up prices to their highest ever. c
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
trafficking. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >>> and the pentagon has officially lifted its ban on women in combat. today defense secretary leon panetta finalized the historic change. the new policy will open up more than 200,000 front line jobs to women mostly in the army and marines. >> the burden used to be we would say why should a woman serve in a particular specialty? now it's why shouldn't a woman serve in a particular specialty? >> the changes will not come overnight. the new policy will be phased in over the next three years. >>> if you're heading to new orleans for the super bowl, be warned. getting a cab may be tougher than you ever imagined. city regulations require credit card machines to be in the back of the cab so passengers can run them themselves. but cab drivers say they are having a hard time getting the new equipment and permits in time for the super bowl crowd. one city councilman warns the process is taking too long. >> i was out here for three hours yesterday not a single taxicab was processed to get a decal to be on the airport. >> one city council m
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